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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jan 2, 2008 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

Hello: Jerry's performance of "Positively 4th Street" with Merle on the "Live from Keystone" release seemed to be perfect. Then I heard the following version with Nicky Hopkins from Nov. 1975 ....I keep re-playing it so I thought somebody else out there may appreciate it as well:
[...] (do the usual -- no need to register, just scroll down the first page to a link, scroll down the next page and enter the code. 25MB .mp3 file, but it's almost 11-min in length.)

Hopkins performed on about half of the tunes on Jerry's "Reflections" album (1975).

--- AshesRising

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-01-02 23:17:58

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jan 2, 2008 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

Ashes, thanks, don't believe i have heard this version ... will give it a spin anon

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 2, 2008 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

thank you for the link my friend. looking forward to cranking it later.

hope all is well with you.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jan 2, 2008 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

Ashes, I was in agreement about the Keystone version until I found out that the mandolin part was a studio overdub. Having thought it to be the "perfect" version, I felt a sense of naivety when finding it to be a "manufactured" masterpiece.

I had the pleasure of seeing JGB do this tune in the guise of LOM with Martin Fierro doing some excellent comping and lead work between Jerry & Merle. This is one of those songs that Jerry would look over the top of his glasses at the audience as he ripped it up, just knowing he held you in the palm of his hand.

I've said it before and I'll say it again; going to a Dead show was like going to a party. Going to a Jerry show was like going to church.

Thanks for the post...32 years of this memory came rushing back. (PS. If anyone has a clean copy of 10-25-75 JGB at the Auditorium Theatre Rochester NY, I'd be very very Grateful.)

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jan 3, 2008 10:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

Earl B Powell: I was going to reply sooner but I have been trying to find a clean copy of that '75 Jerry Band show. Unfortunately, the best I could find is:
http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=13200

(just fyi: I've never done the download torrent process -- doesn't appear to be active, however you can hopefully figure-out a creative way to get it reseeded or trade. Also, it appears the 10/27/1975 show was outstanding from some notes I found along the trip.)

The CD release of "Live at Keystone" also credits Grisman but fails to mention the dub. I think I'll upload some Jerry tracks w/Nicky Hopkins (studio) in the near future.

--- AshesRising (Jerri1031-dp3ATyahoo_com)

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 2, 2008 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

"I've said it before and I'll say it again; going to a Dead show was like going to a party. Going to a Jerry show was like going to church."

well said Earl.

you always knew you would find a connection to the music when you went to a Dead show, but the connection to the man, Jerry Garcia, was more likely to come at a Jerry show.

Ashes - that was one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard. thank you.

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Jan 2, 2008 10:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

you guys are late to the bandwagon on this tune. Pick up the Garcia plays Dylan album. That version of 4th street was released on there.

it also has the best performance of Knockin on Heavens Door that Jerry ever did (imo), with fantastic interplay between Jerry and Keith. it blew my mind the first time I heard it

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 2, 2008 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

Ashes your ability to uncover treasures is epic, and your spirit of giving knows no bounds.
Thanks,my brother. Peace!

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Poster: lostmoon Date: Jan 2, 2008 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

Five Stars.
Very nice.

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Poster: WatchYourSpeed Date: Jan 21, 2008 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

I was really happy to see Ashes' posting this evening because Jerry's covers of 4th Street have always interested me. I thought it was an opportunity to add to the discussion and share this version from JGB at the Keystone on December 21, 1979. This one is almost 18 minutes long and features (I believe) Ozzie Allers on the keyboards. It is fun to see the contrasts in the two performances. I really like the version that Ashes has shared with us tonight given Hopkins breathtaking piano and it is really interesting to compare it to this version which has an amazing late 70's solo on the keyboards and some fine guitar work by Jerry. In both versions Jerry's vocals are exquisite. The tempo is a bit different but both versions convincingly show that Jerry covered Dylan like nobody else, including, some might say, Dylan himself.....Great thread. WYS

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This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-01-22 00:01:48

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 2, 2008 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

thanks WYS.

it was so nice to see Jer come back with the beautiful tone in '79. there were doubts after the rough '78 .....

you offer a fantastic electric version of the song - it represents everything that was good about Jerry Garcia in late 1979 (with some fantastic work on the keys).

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jan 3, 2008 9:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

WatchYourSpeed: ..nice recommendation. Jerry played extended versions of several songs that evening ...thanks for the recommendation.

You are correct, Ozzie Ahlers played keyboards from Oct. '79 until Nov. 1980. (Melvin Seals became the final keyboard player for the "JGB" in Dec. 1980 ..along with the back-up singers.)

Thanks a lot,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 3, 2008 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry w/Nicky Hopkins playing Dylan

Thanks Ashes - finally got around to downloading and giving this one a listen. Great Stuff - keep em coming!!!